Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
Francisco Lindor (SS, Lake County): 1-for-3, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SO, 1 SB
Sure, the home run from Francisco Lindor last night was an inside the park one that may have been aided by the ball getting stuck under the wall, but that doesn’t take away from Lindor’s night or his season. As much as people want to complain about Lindor’s season, he is an 18-year old kid playing full season ball for the first time. It would be an accomplishment if Lindor managed to keep his head above water, but he’s actually managing to be above average in the Midwest League (average Midwest League player: .253/.325/.379 slash line; Lindor: .263/.357/.371 slash line). Add in Lindor’s speed (25 steals) and the general raving from scouts about his makeup and you get the recipe for a truly special player. Just think: the Indians pushed Tony Wolters to High-A as a 20-year old and that was considered aggressive; Lindor is in position to make that jump next year at 19. Read More…
From Indians Prospect Insider, August 10, 2012